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Vanhnasengpheng Guesthouse

Ok for a night

Boat landing, Hat Sa, Phongsali Province T: (020) 5411 6374 

Vanhnasengpheng Guesthouse

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Vanhnasengpheng Guesthouse is Hat Sa’s best guesthouse, which is a good thing as it is also Hat Sa’s only guesthouse.

While Vanhnasengpheng is far from Ritz standards, backpackers who find themselves in Hat Sa village in need of accommodation for a night will deem it to be fine. The rooms have solid walls, tile floors, windows and a fan. The Lao-style private bathroom is fitted out with an electric heated shower and a squat toilet. The bed has a mosquito net and even a towel is provided.

Will do at a pinch.

Will do at a pinch. Photo: Cindy Fan

On the ground floor you’ll find the family home along with a hot drinking water dispenser and free tea/coffee to help yourself to—you’ll appreciate a warm cuppa come the cool season frosty mornings by the river. The guesthouse has no river views nor a common area but instead looks over Hat Sa’s excuse for a bus station. The waters of the Nam Ou are just a short walk away though.

When we visited in early 2018, a smiley elderly lady was running the joint. The guest rooms are set on the upper floor of the building, and the only real downside is that the rooms are accessed by a set of very narrow stairs running along the outside of the building—which means the rooms are not quite as secure as they could otherwise be. Beggars can’t be choosers though and rest assured, it’s a simple rest for a night.

A handy tip should you be doing a trek from Hat Sa: even if you’re not a guest at the guesthouse, you can store your bag here for a small fee.

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Walk-in rates at Vanhnasengpheng Guesthouse

Type of room
Type of room, low and high season prices
Dbl fan private bathroom
70,000 kip
70,000 kip
Room: Dbl fan private bathroom, low season: 70,000 kip, high season 70,000 kip. Notes:

Where is Vanhnasengpheng Guesthouse

Vanhnasengpheng Guesthouse
Boat landing, Hat Sa, Phongsali Province
T: (020) 5411 6374 
Coordinates (for GPS): 102º11'48.19" E, 21º44'33.82" N
Room rates: Under US$10

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